Coming up on Friends of Pakati very soon…..

There are some interesting things to look forward to in the coming days here on

Pakati Secondary school

• Hot news! This coming week sees the launch of one element of this years fundraising campaign – the Author is planning an announcement early in the week, which will surprise many who know him…

The author in Zimbabwe 2019

• More news! Promise of some further help from Debbie Chadbon….an email I had recently suggests she is also planning to get more involved with – we await her next move with anticipation….

Debbie with some of her students in 1992

• Latest news! Schools re-open to all students on Tuesday….I am hoping to hear from both schools to see how things are going this first week back.

Pakati Primary school

• Former Student news! Frequent contributor Lorraine Mapuranga informs me she has recently paid a rare visit back to her home area, and visited the school for the first tine in over 20 years…looking forward to her forthcoming report and comments.

Regular contributor to this blog, former Pakati student Lorraine


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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